Announcing a new Meetup for Seattle Area Sea Kayaking Meetup Group!
What: Volunteer Op - Be a Swim Course Kayaker for the Danskin Triathlon
When: August 16,[masked]:45 AM
Stan Sayres Park - Lake Washington
3800 Lake Washington Blvd S
Seattle, WA 98118
We still need 30 more kayakers to help with swim safety at the new Danskin Triathlon on Sunday August 16, 2009.
We meet at O dark thirty, but the coffee and bagels are great ;-)
If you can help, sign up here and please sign up on the Seattle Danskin Triathlon Volunteer site:http://www.seattledanskintri.com/VolunteerForm.aspx
We typically meet at the swim start at Stan Sayres pits across from Genessee Park (north of Seward Park) on Lake Washington at 5:45-6am, spend 20 minutes going over what each of us needs to do and then support the race for about 3-4 hours. We are primarily responsible for monitoring the edges of the course, chasing down wayward swimmers that think a loop of Mercer Island is part of the course ;-) and providing a rest bouy (our boat) to tired swimmers. We also provide encouragement as well as transport some swimmers back to shore when requested. Danskin has divers and medical professionals on several larger boats that handle a bigger emergency. The exact details will be sent to you as city permit requirements get flowed down to the schedule.
So come join us and help out, in addition to feeling good about your contribution, you'll meet some great people, have some coffee and bagels and even get a volunteer T shirt.
I hope you're all looking forward to doing the swim safety at Danskin next Sunday. I'll bring coffee for those of you that need something to become functional and speak in more than grunts as we wait for the sun to come up on Sunday.
I will bring loaner boats for all that need them,, so far I know the following people needs kayaks, let me know if you also need one.
Thanks - Saul
I'll also host a BBQ for all of you after the event at my house in Kenmore at about 3pm or so - more details to follow in a later email:
Thanks - Saul
Learn more here:http://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Sea-Kayaking/calendar/10958887/